The University of Wyoming Board of Trustees has received the names of four finalists for the job of UW president from screening committees charged with narrowing the field of candidates in a national search.

The finalists, who have agreed to allow public disclosure of their names, are:

  • Douglas D. Baker, provost and executive vice president at the University of Idaho.
  • Warwick M. Bayly, provost and executive vice president at Washington State University.
  • Robert Sternberg, provost at Oklahoma State University.
  • Kim Wilcox, former provost and executive vice president at Michigan State University.

The Board of Trustees plans to interview the candidates and choose a successor to Tom Buchanan, who is retiring this year as UW’s 23rd president.